Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIA

Course code MRSC2100Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course consolidates conventional diagnostic radiography approaches and introduces imaging of more complex areas of the appendicular skeleton and introducing the axial skeleton. Patient assessments for suitable imaging approaches are reviewed. Students will continue to develop clinical reasoning skills to manage patients/clients, and professional practice and procedures.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:
1. Describe and apply profession specific diagnostic radiography practice and procedures for the regions being covered which includes the axial skeleton, and the pelvic and shoulder girdles. Consideration is given to patient presentations such as Trauma, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Mobile and Theatre Radiography in addition to higher modality instrumentation such as Computed Tomography, MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy and Digital Imaging.
2. Further develop clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management and image evaluation which reflects the understanding of the clinical history and/or the impact on differential diagnosis to ensure the appropriate imaging pathway.
3. Further develop their knowledge of mechanisms of injury and/or the causes of disease processes on varying patient presentations
4. Identify key imaging anatomy/surface anatomy to continue development of pattern recognition skills so as to identify radiographic pathology
5. Continue to develop communication skills (written & oral)
6. Further develop critical reasoning skills through the use of structured critical appraisal approach
7. Further develop information technology skills by conducting a literature search using all major information technologies
8. Further develop and apply self learning skills
9. Reflect on & evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment.
ContentDiagnostic Radiography specific components:
Musculoskeletal Imaging - The Axial Skeleton
The Shoulder and Pelvic Girdles
Generic Health Science components
Critical appraisal of the scientific literature
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC1100 Diagnostic Radiography Professional Methods 1A
MRSC1110 Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 1A
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line2 Hour Computer Based Radiographic Anatomy, Radiographic Pathology and Radiographic Critique Examination. This assessment item must be passed to pass the course.
Examination: On-lineCritical appraisal of research papers:
Examination: Formal3 hour Theory Paper. This assessment item must be passed to pass the course.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionModule Submissions that are marked and include a Peer Assessment component.
Other: (please specify)Essential Criteria:
Satisfactory participation at tutorials. Students not meeting these attendance and participation rates, and not having supporting Special Consideration documentation, may fail this course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC1100, MRSC1110 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2110.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC2100